Howard Jones, '80s synthpop icon, coming to the Varsity Theater
|Possibly out 'do-ing Flock Of Seagulls on this one|
Jones was one of snythpop's earliest key figures, so it makes sense his sound stretched out to touch the edges of the genre as electronic music came to the forefront. The Brit's vocal style has largely remained the same throughout his career, keeping him tightly connected to the past and enjoying cult status with longtime fans. Since the '80s when he last released a gold-certified record, he's put out six full-length albums -- Revolution Of The Heart and Ordinary Heroes most recently.
Now a bit of a phenomena on the concert circuit, it was announced this week that Jones is coming to Minneapolis this summer to the Varsity, and we couldn't be more psyched.
Here's a few tracks to refresh your memory.
No One Is To Blame:
Things Can Only Get Better:
Revolution Of The Heart:
25th Anniversary Concert Preview:
Hear also: John B.'s remix of "For You See Me"
Howard Jones plays live at the Varsity Theater on June 26, 2011 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $30 advance/$35 door and are available at TicketFly.com. 18+. DJ Jake Rudh opens.
IF YOU GO: